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Wilmington approves mask order WILMINGTON — Before the town approved an emergency order requiring face coverings inside all public establishments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Select Board Vice Chairman John …
Scott outlines $400M economic recovery plan MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced a $400 million aid package on Wednesday that targets the state's hard-hit small businesses and Vermont's threatened 670 dairy farms. The money, which …
Masks required in Brattleboro establishments BRATTLEBORO — In an effort to contain the spread of germs during the coronavirus pandemic, the Select Board approved an emergency order requiring facial coverings inside Brattleboro …
Tips for staying safe as stores reopen As the facts and situation around COVID-19 (commonly known as novel coronavirus) continue to evolve, Meredith Burt, RN, infection preventionist at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, will provide answers …
Retail shops coming back to life Vermont continued its gradual reopening from the coronavirus pandemic Monday as customers were allowed into retail stores for the first time since the lockdown began in March with restrictions on …
Virus test offered for free Thursday Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO — The state of Vermont is now offering free testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 to anyone who wants one, even people without symptoms, the Vermont …
Scott pushes masks, but no mandate MONTPELIER — As Vermont moves toward a gradual reopening of retail starting Monday, Gov. Phil Scott emphasized the importance of wearing facial coverings, but continued to stop short of …

Pop-up COVID-19 testing site coming to Brattleboro Thursday

BRATTLEBORO — Vermont health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms. One such site/clinic is scheduled for …

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Watch: Gov. Baker delivers daily COVID-19 briefing Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his daily coronavirus update, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. They will provide briefings on the …
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A list of resources about the coronavirus, community-based supports These are community, local, state, federal and other online resources about the coronavirus and preparation for you, your family and your home, as well as aid services for individuals and families in need.
Updated: Here's what's closed in the Berkshire community because of the potential COVID-19 outbreak These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19.
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Vermont plans for retail reopening MONTPELIER — With COVID-19 data continuing to trend in a positive direction in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that the state is planning to allow retail to reopen soon. At a …
Traditional graduation ceremonies are off MONTPELIER — Whatever faint hopes there may have been that traditional high school graduation ceremonies could be held in Vermont this year have met with the cold facts of the need for social …
Video: Separated by glass, connected by love BRATTLEBORO — Area nursing homes have been in full lockdown for nearly two months now in an effort to protect those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. But thse safety precautions have let to …
Governor reopens state a little bit more MONTPELIER — Child care programs and summer day camps will be allowed to reopen this season, subject to to-be-released requirements, as Vermont's COVID-19 data continues to trend in a positive …
Gov. Scott announces easing of social distancing restrictions MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the state's first loosening of social distancing restrictions on Wednesday, in light of COVID-19 continuing to trend in a positive direction in …
Procedures in place for resuming town services BRATTLEBORO — The town provided the following update on services after Gov. Phil Scott authorized the gradual reopening of certain services and businesses in Vermont. All town offices resumed …
Message to constituents from the Windham County delegation Dear Windham County residents, We, your Windham County legislators, want you to know that during this difficult and challenging time we are available to assist you. The governor's Stay Home, /Stay …
Dispelling the myths of COVID-19 Editor's note: As the facts and situation around COVID-19 (commonly known as novel coronavirus) continue to evolve, Meredith Burt, RN, Infection Preventionist at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, will …
Scott further loosens business restrictions MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has announced a third loosening of COVID-19-related business restrictions in as many weeks, in a move that he said will put thousands of Vermonters back to …
VOSHA, health department provide training for Vermonters to return to work MONTPELIER — As detailed in Gov. Phil Scott's recent order, signed on Friday, the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Agency (VOSHA) has developed training and other materials to inform …
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway.Waerner and his 16 dogs have been …
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand's largest media organizations will be sold for a single dollar to its chief executive, the owners announced Monday.The organization Stuff …
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days.It’s …
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause …
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s …
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Martin Langeveld | Corona Diary: We're looking at a recession on a par with the Depression Back on Jan. 15, I visited my financial adviser to see how our nest egg is doing, as I do every year. As usual, the conversation included speculation about whether a recession might happen …
Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Going viral Here's a little podcast on our government's current epidemic of denial. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's …
Letter: Serious crisis must be treated seriously To the editor: First the disclaimer: I hope every single word of this letter is wrong. In Berkshire County right now, we are facing an unprecedented medical, humanitarian and economic crisis …
Letter: Facts, not fear, are fueling response To the editor: I respectfully disagree with Ronald Hersh's assessment of the coronavirus response ("Fear is fueling coronavirus reaction," letter March 14.) Does media fear-mongering exist? Of …
Letter: Helping out during pandemic To the editor: As the vibrant life in the beautiful Berkshires shuts down with the coronavirus precautions, there are things we can do to protect the institutions and businesses that mean so much …
Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch | Beware of coronavirus-related scams With the spread of COVID-19, a number of scams and phishing attempts have appeared recently. Scammers impersonate officials with federal health services, state health departments, Homeland …
US study testing possible treatment for coronavirus OMAHA, Neb. — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and eventually is expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the …
Benjamin Abelow, M.D.: Could inexpensive generic drugs stop a dangerous pandemic? GREAT BARRINGTON — Whether or not the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 strikes the U.S. hard, events in China and elsewhere are a frightening reminder that modern societies are highly …
Donald Morrison: A plague on all our houses BECKET — I lived in Beijing for two years and Hong Kong for seven, and never came down with anything more lethal than a head cold. But now, a decade after quitting the Middle Kingdom, I am …
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Free produce for everyone PUTNEY — Everyone is welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed once a month by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. This event is open to anyone in …
Churches, restaurants given limited green light By Bob Audette Brattleboro Reformer MONTPELIER — Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating can open immediately, …
Layoffs at Rockingham Town Hall prompt complaint BELLOWS FALLS — On his first day as interim town manager, Charles Wise laid off three town employees — a result, he said, of reduced foot traffic in the Town Hall. Wise, who took over …
Let's be more like Alfred With Brattleboro voting overwhelmingly to become part of the international Charter for Compassion, the Reformer and The Commons have agreed to publish a "compassion story of the month." This is the …
Industry veteran leads Haystack resurgence WILMINGTON — A week after closing on the bankruptcy sale of Hermitage Club assets, the group of members with the winning bid announced a ski industry veteran with local ties will be taking the …

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